Make a delicious pork chop bake for dinner with yellow rice and vegetables. It is a complete and healthy meal in one dish.
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I’ve found a new favorite casserole recipe: Pork Chop Bake with Yellow Rice. Oh yeah! In the first place, I always have a bag of Vigo Yellow Rice in my pantry. I frequently will make it for dinner as it only takes 25 minutes to cook up on the stove. In addition my family loves the color which is from actual saffron. Do you know how expensive saffron is? Holy cow it is pricey. That is hardly surprising considering it takes 75,000 flowers to make just one pound of saffron. Furthermore, Vigo has used saffron imported from the same supplier in Spain for over 35 years. Now that is quality control.
Vigo uses 18 million pounds of domestic rice a year. I cannot even imagine how large 18 million pounds of rice would be, blows my mind. However, the real reason I love yellow rice is the spice blend and the fact they make their own. Each spoonful of rice is a flavor explosion without an explosion of fat on my hips. Ha ha, this is actually a naturally fat free product. One night, I made delicious BBQ chicken patties with leftover yellow rice and leftover shredded BBQ chicken. Wowzer was that ever good. Just shows how versatile yellow rice is. In this recipe the yellow rice pairs nicely with my pork chop bake.
With every bite of Pork Chop Bake with Yellow Rice, I was transported back to our vacation in Spain this past year. Before life decided to throw us some huge curve balls and stress galore. Oh what a simpler time it was. Someday I hope to travel to Sicily where the founder of Vigo, Antonino Alessi, was from. He and his family immigrated to the USA after WWII. Today the company is run by his sons in Tampa, FL. You all know I love to support family run businesses.
On your next trip to Publix or your local grocery store, be sure to pick up some yellow rice and other Vigo products. You can also Shop Vigo’s online store. There is a cool contest below you can enter for a chance to win a Vigo gift box. Just leave a comment below telling me your favorite Vigo products and what you love to make with them. I just got a sneak peak at the gift boxes and I am blown away. Wow is it incredible. Don’t forget about this healthy Pork Chop Bake with Yellow Rice too. Your family is going to love this easy casserole for dinner.
Saffron Yellow Rice and Pork Chop Bake
- 10 oz Vigo Saffron Yellow Rice
- 2 1/2 cups boiling water
- 14 oz artichoke hearts drained and chopped
- 10 oz chopped frozen broccoli
- 10 olives sliced
- 6 center cut pork chops About 2 lbs.
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp smoky Spanish paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400•. Spray a 13 x 9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Stir in first five ingredients.
Cover with plastic wrap then foil.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Place pork chops on a cutting board.
Mix together salt through black pepper.
Sprinkle both sides of pork with spices.
Lay on top of rice mixture. (Add more hot water if needed)
Uncover and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until pork chops and rice are done.
I calculated 8 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
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